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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Committee on Population
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Fertility and Reproductive Health


Can Earth's and Society's Systems Meet the Needs of 10 Billion People? Summary of a Workshop  (BECS,CPOP,BLS)

The Earth's population, currently 7.2 billion, is expected to rise at a rapid rate over the next 40 years. Current projections state that the Earth will need to support 9.6 billion people by the year... Read more

The Changing Transitions to Adulthood in Developing CountriesSelected Studies  (CPOP)

Serving as a companion to Growing Up Global, this book from the National Research Council explores how the transition to adulthood is changing in developing countries in light of globalization and... Read more

Growing Up GlobalThe Changing Transitions to Adulthood in Developing Countries  (CPOP,BOCYF)

The challenges for young people making the transition to adulthood are greater today than ever before. Globalization, with its power to reach across national boundaries and into the smallest... Read more

Cities TransformedDemographic Change and Its Implications in the Developing World  (CPOP)

Virtually all of the growth in the world’s population for the foreseeable future will take place in the cities and towns of the developing world. Over the next twenty years, most developing... Read more

OffspringHuman Fertility Behavior in Biodemographic Perspective  (CPOP)

Despite recent advances in our understanding of the genetic basis of human behavior, little of this work has penetrated into formal demography. Very few demographers worry about how biological... Read more

Diffusion Processes and Fertility TransitionSelected Perspectives  (CBASSE)

1 Diffusion Processes and Fertility Transition: Introduction John B. Casterline 2 Potatoes and Pills: An Overview of Innovation-Diffusion Contributions to Explanations of Fertility Decline John... Read more

The Role of Diffusion Processes in Fertility Change in Developing Countries  (CBASSE)

This report summarizes presentations and discussions at the Workshop on the Social Processes Underlying Fertility Change in Developing Countries, organized by the Committee on Population of the... Read more

Critical Perspectives on Schooling and Fertility in the Developing World  (CBASSE)

This volume assesses the evidence, and possible mechanisms, for the associations between women's education, fertility preferences, and fertility in developing countries, and how these associations... Read more

Welfare, the Family, and Reproductive BehaviorResearch Perspectives  (CBASSE)

The design of welfare programs in an era of reform and devolution to the states must take into account the likely effects of programs on demographic behavior. Most research on welfare in the past has... Read more

From Death to BirthMortality Decline and Reproductive Change  (CBASSE)

The last 35 years or so have witnessed a dramatic shift in the demography of many developing countries. Before 1960, there were substantial improvements in life expectancy, but fertility declines were... Read more

Reproductive Health in Developing CountriesExpanding Dimensions, Building Solutions  (CBASSE)

Sexually transmitted diseases, unintended pregnancies, infertility, and other reproductive problems are a growing concern around the world, especially in developing countries. Reproductive Health in... Read more

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